Tanaka’s Country Home

May 16, 2021 at 10:35 pm (Nature) (, , , )

Lakota Sioux Princess Tanaka

The Lakota Sioux Princess Tanaka had left her apartment in London England to spend a few days on a small farm she owned in the County of Lincolnshire.

She sat on a log and spent some time contemplating.

Around her neck she wore a necklace of carefully crafted shells that her mother had made for her.

She wore a vest that her grandmother had sewn for her.

And a skirt that she had sewn for herself where the Native American pictographs depicted on it told a story.

She felt a closeness to her past as she sat and inhaled the sweet country scent of the present and contemplated the future.

She stood up and walked around the farm.

She looked over the fence and gazed into some nearby woods.

A deer bounded forth and leapt over the meadows that separated her farm from the woods.

Only a few feet away, the deer gazed at her and seemed to smile at her.

Then it leapt back into the woods from whence it came.

A duck and her ducklings got out of a nearby stream and waddled across the meadows re-entering the stream on the other side of the meadows.

Tanaka noticed that a little red fox sat on the other side of the fence a few feet away from her.

The fox had been observing the mother duck and her ducklings but had made no point of interfering.

The fox then headed off into the woods.

Tanaka looked further along the fence and noticed a little Jack Russell Terrier sitting there.

The Jack Russell Terrier had been sitting there observing the fox but unlike its ancestors who had their origins in fox hunting in England had made no point of interfering with or following the fox.

Tanaka smiled at what she had observed.

And then turned and walked towards her farmhouse where in the kitchen a mushroom, asparagus and cauliflower casserole awaited her.

-written by Christopher
Sunday May 16th 2021.

9 Comments

  1. Suma Reddy said,

    That’s amazing, you have written so beautiful Chris.

  2. Suma Reddy said,

    My pleasure ๐Ÿ˜‡

  3. Dawn Renee said,

    This sounds like a peace-filled place to be. This is my kind of place. Such unique events to observe which makes the soul smile

  4. Judy Kim said,

    I love this post, it reminds me of the Terrance Malick film, โ€œThe New Worldโ€ not the violence in the film but the soulful beauty, especially of the actress that portrayed Pocahontas.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you, Judy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

      Yes, that’s exactly what I was hoping to capture in this post- the feeling of soulful beauty. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. shั”rrรญั” dั” vฮฑlั”rรญฮฑ said,

    Sounded very much like me.
    Except that in my kitchen I have loads of tomatoes! LOL

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